I’ve Found A Friend

186 – I’ve Found a Friend

1
I’ve found a Friend; oh, such a Friend!
He loved me ere I knew Him;
He drew me with the cords of love,
And thus He bound me to Him.
And ’round my heart still closely twine
Those ties which nought can sever,
For I am His, and He is mine,
Forever and forever.

2
I’ve found a Friend; oh, such a Friend!
He bled, He died to save me;
And not alone the gift of life,
But His own self He gave me.
Nought that I have my own I call,
I hold it for the Giver;
My heart, my strength, my life my all,
Are His, and His forever.

3
I’ve found a Friend; oh, such a Friend!
All power to Him is given;
To guard me on my upward course,
And bring me safe to heaven.
The eternal glories gleam afar,
To nerve my faint endeavor;
So now to watch, to work, to war,
And then to rest forever.

4
I’ve found a Friend; oh, such a Friend!
So kind, and true, and tender,
So wise a counselor and guide,
So mighty a defender.
From Him, who loveth me so well,
What power my soul can sever?
Shall life or death, or earth, or hell?
No; I am His forever.

186

049 – Ninaye Rafiki
“I ‘ve found A Friend”

1
Ninaye rafiki naye Alinipenda mbele;
Kwa kamba za pendo lake Nimefungwa milele.
Aukaza moyo wangu, Uache ugeuzi,
Ninakaa ndani yake, Yeye Kwangu, milele.

2
Ninaye Rafiki ndiye, Aliyenifilia;
Alimwaga damu yake, Kwa watu wote pia.
Sina kitu mimi tena, Nikiwa navyo tele,
Pia vyote ni amana, Ndimi wake milele.

3
Ninaye Rafiki naye, Uwezo amepewa;
Atanilinda mwenyewe, Juu `tachukuliwa;
Nikitazama mbinguni, Hupata nguvu tele;
Sasa natumika chini, Kisha juu milele.

4
Ninaye Rafiki naye, Yuna na moyo mwema;
Ni Mwalimu, Kiongozi, Mlinzi wa daima;
Ni nani wa kunitenga, Na mpenzi wa mbele?
Kwake nimetia nanga, ndimi wake milele.

049

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